(Closed) Need to “make it work” for candles!

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What about a hurricane case with a floating candle?  You could put stones or flowers at the bottom and you would still have the height of a tall candle stick, but not the hazard!

Post # 4
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - LDS Seattle Temple & Hotel 1000

I used tall candlesticks and "pre burnt" them but didn’t have them lit for the ceremony. We also though about buying tiny little lights, burning the candles, and then sticking the lights inside of the hot wax and nestling them inside to make it look like the candles were burning (they would be deep down in the hollow) but not really. We didn’t end up doing it, so I’m not sure how it would look or if it would owrk, but I thought I would throw that out there just in case!

Post # 5
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What if you used a bunch of votives?  A cluster of them with the centerpiece would look really pretty and they are fairly cheap–compared to bigger candles.

Post # 7
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

You could do glass cylinders of varying heights and put a pillar candle in each one or if you really wanted to do candlesticks maybe put sand or stones or something inside to hold the pillar up. 

You could buy a large glass cylinder/vase (flat on the bottom with straight sides all the way up) for each table and put a cluster of pillar candles inside. This would cut down on the cost of buying lots of glass if you have a lot of tables. http://www.jamaligarden.com/all/cID_70.asp

Maybe a lantern or two on each table? 


Or you could get some really cool candleholders like these from Crate and Barrel, which I used at my wedding above the fireplace…

Edit: It’s not posting the last picture, but here’s the URL http://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/image/Crate/PixiePiperTealightsJB08?$share$

Post # 8
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am going to use candles at 1/2 of my tables to save on costs and am planning on using 3 pillar candles (varying heights of 8", 6" and 4"); I am just buying the glass cylinders at Save-on-Crafts. I think pillar candles will look more modern too if you are going for that look.

Post # 9
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Check out your local Ross, Marshall’s, or TJMaxx for those hurricane vases. I saw some locally (in LA) for under $10 for huge vases!

Post # 10
2680 posts
Sugar bee

If you like the hurricane vases and you live in the LA area, try looking at http://www.wholesaleflowersandsupplies.com

They are in the San Diego area and have very reasonable shipping.  I got 15 24" cylinder vases from them for only $9.99 each.  Everywhere else I looked was nearly double that for one vase!  They shipped everything very nicely too so nothing broke.

You could also consider battery operated candles that flicker like real candles.

Post # 11
674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Here’s a couple different ways to go for an idea…

Mrs. Butterfly’s Centerpiece


You have height…and an extinguisher if it tips lol

Post # 12
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

I am in the same sitation with my venue, but I ended up buying LED taper candlestaicks. There are different websites where you can buy them online, I think I even saw some on ebay. I didn’t get mine online though because no one would ship to Canada so after an exhaustive search I found a store here that carried them. Might be something to look into if you still want tall candles. The ones I got look ok and they even flicker a bit as well.

Post # 13
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

Mrs.Green Tea once posted a great tutorial that I totally loved, I remember it when I read your post

DIY Thread LED Tealight Cover



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